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Chita Rivera will headline the event

Chita Rivera Performs at Art Attack Benefit at Birdland

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
On Monday, September 15, Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline at "An Evening of Song," benefiting the Art Attack Foundation at the equally legendary Birdland music club.


Theatre Reviews

'Closer Than Ever' continues through Sept. 28 at the New Rep in Watertown

Closer Than Ever

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14
These two dozen songs are snug little portraits of life experience of all sorts. They make for an assortment of mini-theatrical experiences.

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome (back right) in "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

By Robert Nesti | Sep 13
The Lyric Stage Company continues to explore the musicals of Stephen Sondheim with "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

'Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight' continues through Oct. 5 at Central Square Theater

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 11
The title suggests a trial drama, but refers more to the practice of discussing, in depth, a thesis in pursuit of an advanced degree -- in this case, the question of whether heart or head lends more meaning to human existence. Smarts and passion combine.


Theatre Features

Liz Hayes in "Grounded" at the Gamm Theatre

'Grounded' :: Her Day Job Is To Target Terrorists

By Joe Siegel | Sep 12
Actress Liz Hayes plays an American soldier fighting terrorism from a trailer outside of Las Vegas in Gamm Theatre's production of George Brant's "Grounded." EDGE spoke to director Judith Swift about this provocative, timely drama.

Leigh Barrett and Kathy St. George

Going 'Bookless' :: Leigh Barrett and Kathy St. George on 'Closer Than Ever'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 9
The New Repertory Theater opens it new season with a cycle of twenty-six self-contained songs about such ponderables as life, time, and aging. EDGE chatted with co-stars Leigh Barrett and Kathy St. George about working on a "bookless musical."

William Inge's Dark Side Explored at Upcoming Ptown Festival

By Robert Israel | Sep 8
William Inge & Tennessee Williams were friends & rivals. Both dominated 1950s American theater, but dealt with being gay differently. At the upcoming Williams Theatre Festival in Ptown, four short Inge plays explore his relationship with being gay.